Sero-Prevalence of Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia in Goat at Selected Woredas of Afar Region

  • F Regassa
  • M Netsere
  • T Tsertse
Keywords: Afar region, CCPP, Goat, Sero-Prevalence, Risk factors, CFT

Abstract

A cross - sectional survey was conducted from 17 Oct. to 11 Dec. 2008 with the aim of determining the sero-prevalence and the major risk factors of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in the selected eight districts of Afar region namely: Afambo, Assaita, Dubti, Mille, Gewane, Amibara, Dewe and Telalak. During the study a total of 329 goat sera, was examined for the presence of specific antibodies against Mycoplasma capricolum sub. spp. capripneumoniae using CFT. The result revealed that 22.49% (74) prevalence rate. With respect to goats origin, the serological prevalence rates was 31.85%, 36.36%, 18.75%, 12.50%, 12.16%, 10%, 22.22%, and 19.56% from Afambo, Assaita, Dubti, Mille, Gewane, Amibara, Dewe and Telalak districts respectively. The result indicated that there is significant difference (P < 0.05) in sero positive rate among the different districts. The considered risk factors, age (P<0.05, χ2=7.8792) and sex (P<0.05, χ2=5.9661) were found to be significantly associated with the prevalence of CCPP in the study population. In conclusion the present study indicated that the over all prevalence of CCPP in Afar region is high. The study underlines the importance of further epidemiological study of the disease and its associated risk factors, and implementation of appropriate preventive and control measures. Keywords: Afar region, CCPP, Goat, Sero-Prevalence, Risk factors, CFT
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